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Islanders 3, Lightning 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Islanders 3, Lightning 2, OT
New York Islanders 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -Rick DiPietro kept the Islanders in the game, and Mike Sillinger made sure it resulted in a win.

Sillinger scored a power-play goal with 27.7 seconds left in overtime to help the New York Islanders snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Sillinger scored from the left circle during New York's second power play in overtime.

"Anytime you get two power plays in overtime, you have to score," Sillinger said.

DiPietro made 32 saves, and captain Bill Guerin snapped his 16-game goal drought for the Islanders. Andy Hilbert had the other New York goal.

"We were desperate for a win," DiPietro said. "We haven't been playing our best hockey, so to come into Tampa, it's a good win for us."

Tampa Bay got a pair of third-period goals from Brad Richards. Johan Holmqvist made 30 saves.

"We battled," Richards said. "It was a great effort. We got one point. We would have liked to have two, but we couldn't get that done."

Hilbert gave New York a 2-1 lead at 10:45 of the third. Richards got the Lightning even with his second of the game during a 5-on-3 power play with 6:21 left in regulation.

Guerin put the Islanders up 1-0 at 12:09 of the second. He scored from the right circle after Mike Comrie won a faceoff in the Tampa Bay zone.

The Lightning tied it on Richards' power-play goal from just inside the blue line at 3:51 of the third.

"I think we played hard, and battled back a couple times," Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella said. "We did a lot of good things."

Tampa Bay had six shots, including in-close chances by Vincent Lecavalier, Chris Gratton and Martin St. Louis, in the opening three minutes of the game.

"We know the type of goaltender we have," Islanders coach Ted Nolan said. "He's going to make some big saves."

New York failed to convert on two short-handed breakaways during the first. Sillinger had the puck poked away from behind by Lecavalier, and Holmqvist made a glove save on Richard Park's shot.

The Islanders have scored three goals or fewer in 18 consecutive games.

DiPietro bailed out his teammates early in the second when he stopped Richards' breakaway shot during New York's 5-on-3 power play. He also made a save on Mathieu Darche, who skated alone down the slot with 13 minutes left in the period.

"He's the reason why we have 14 wins (this season)," Sillinger said. "He's the backbone of our team. The best penalty killer. He demands a lot from himself. He's an elite goaltender in the league."

Notes: Guerin's slump started after a goal against Tampa Bay on Nov. 1. He had just one assist during his scoring skid. ... Islanders LW Ruslan Fedotenko didn't play because of a shoulder injury. He is day to day. ... Lightning D Dan Boyle (wrist surgery) is making progress, but there is no timetable for his return. ... Lou Jankowski, who played for Detroit and Chicago from 1950-55, was at the game. His son, Ryan Jankowski, is the Islanders assistant GM and director of amateur scouting.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
12:09
NYI
Bill Guerin (6) ASST: Mike Comrie (13)
1 - 0 NYI
3rd Period
03:51
TBL
PPG - Brad Richards (9) ASST: Mathieu Darche (4), Vinny Prospal (15)
1 - 1 Tie
10:45
NYI
Andy Hilbert (2) ASST: Trent Hunter (7)
2 - 1 NYI
13:39
TBL
PPG - Brad Richards (10) ASST: Michel Ouellet (11), Vincent Lecavalier (26)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
04:32
NYI
PPG - Mike Sillinger (6) ASST: Chris Campoli (11), Josef Vasicek (4)
3 - 2 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
04:57
TBL
Chris Gratton  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Andy Sutton
09:49
NYI
Brendan Witt  Tripping against  Vincent Lecavalier
15:37
NYI
Brendan Witt  Cross checking against  Vinny Prospal
16:18
NYI
Trent Hunter  Hi-sticking against  Vincent Lecavalier
16:34
TBL
Martin St. Louis  Interference against  Mike Sillinger
2nd Period
01:49
TBL
Vinny Prospal  Hooking against  Josef Vasicek
03:22
TBL
Andre Roy  Too many men/ice - bench
05:33
NYI
Chris Simon  Fighting (maj) against  Andre Roy
05:33
TBL
Andre Roy  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Simon
12:55
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Interference against  Andy Hilbert
18:58
TBL
Shane O'Brien  Hooking against  Andy Hilbert
3rd Period
03:24
NYI
Josef Vasicek  Hooking against  Martin St. Louis
05:08
TBL
Vinny Prospal  Hooking against  Bryan Berard
05:08
NYI
Bryan Berard  Holding the stick against  Vinny Prospal
11:54
NYI
Miroslav Satan  Hooking against  Vinny Prospal
12:38
NYI
Rick DiPietro  Delaying Game-Ill. play goalie
15:06
NYI
Josef Vasicek  Holding against  Jan Hlavac
OT Period
00:45
TBL
Filip Kuba  Holding the stick against  Radek Martinek
02:45
TBL
Paul Ranger  Slashing against  Mike Sillinger
goalie stats
Rick DiPietro
SA: 34TOI: 64:32
Saves: 32EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 2PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .941SH: 5 - 5
Johan Holmqvist
SA: 33TOI: 63:19
Saves: 30EV: 14 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 14 - 15
SV%: .909SH: 2 - 2